Ugo Ehiogu reveals 'choice phrases' to Tottenham's promising youngsters after Liverpool defeat

Tottenham Under-21 manager Ugo Ehiogu wasn't impressed with his side's display against Liverpool.

Tottenham Under-21 boss Ugo Ehiogu has told the club's official website that he had to use some 'choice phrases' with his players after their defeat to Liverpool on Friday.

Spurs currently sit in mid-table in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League, but were thumped by Liverpool at White Hart Lane.

Goals from Ryan Kent and a Samed Yesil hat-trick handed Liverpool a 3-0 lead, before Kyle Peters pulled one back for Spurs.

Manager Ehiogu spoke to the club's official website after the game, and revealed that he had to have stern words with the players in order to hammer home just how disappointing the performance was.

"We've used some choice phrases after the game," said Ehiogu. "The biggest thing is that they've got to learn from it, and if they do, I can take that on the chin. They've got to be man enough and take that, and reflect, and make sure that never happens again."

The team contained the likes of Cameron Carter-Vicker, Harry Winks and Josh Onomah, three players who have been touted for first-team recognition next season.

With Mauricio Pochettino relying heavily on the likes of Ryan Mason and Harry Kane this season, Tottenham's next generation of youngsters will be keen to impress and follow their lead in the future.

However, Ehiogu's comments suggest some players may be further away from the first team than first imagined, and there is still plenty of work to go for Spurs' youngsters. 

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